An NBER working paper by faculty member Nicole Maestas, PhD, that illustrates how the financial returns for working later in life may be greater for women than for men is catching attention in the media.
David Canning and Michael Reich recently co-authored a study in BMJ analyzing the effects of Social Security and Seguro Popular health insurances in Mexico. Previous studies have documented the benefits of these insurances as compared to no insurance, but how do they compare to each other?
Two new studies co-authored by faculty member Gary King, PhD, find that the Social Security Administration’s forecasts have been overstating the health of the program since 2000. The studies, one in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, and the other in the journal Political Analysis, have received media attention in Forbes, Harvard Gazette, CNBC, and HNGN, … Continue reading “Social Security assets & solvency overestimated, studies find”